|KFest 2010 - Rob Walch, iPhone 4.0 and iPad - Ken Gagne|
In April, Apple released the iPad, a tablet computer compatible with the iPhone's App Store. In June, the iPhone and iPod Touch received the iOS 4 firmware upgrade. Rob Walch of the Today in iOS (formerly Today in iPhone) podcast, brings us both these devices with tips, tricks, and critiques of Apple's new mobile hardware and software. The slides Rob used are available for download at kansasfest.org/downloads/
Keywords: KansasFest; KFest; 2010; Rob Walch; iOS; iPhone; iPad
|Off Platform Development - Dagen Brock|
In this session, Dagen Brock deals with using modern development tools and languages to create code and assets for use in Apple II software, including definitions and comparisons of off-platform and cross-platform development; creating build pipelines; using modern tools to create audio and visual assets; and tying it all together, as well as conjecturing what additional tools could be developed to assist in this process.
Keywords: KansasFest 2010; Apple II; programming
|HackFest 2010 - Ivan Drucker|
HackFest is an annual programming competition in which KansasFest attendees are challenged to write the coolest program possible for the Apple II while at KansasFest. Contestants Peter Neubauer, Martin Haye, Scott Miller, and Jeff Blakeney present their entries before Ivan Drucker announces the winners, as determined by Drucker, Ken Gagne, and Sean Fahey.
Keywords: KansasFest; 2010; KFest; HackFest; competition; programming; contest; development
|Disk Drive Maintenance - Tony Diaz|
Keeping those disks a-spinnin': How to make your 5.25" and 3.5" disk drives work like they never have before, and then some. Tony Diaz demonstrates how to disassemble and reassemble like a pro.
Keywords: KansasFest; KFest; 2010; Tony Diaz; floppy; disk; drive; maintenance
|73H 0r3g0n 7r41L Game Mod (Oregon Trail game mod) - Melissa Barron|
Through custom coding and modification, Melissa Barron has modified the classic Oregon Trail to use in-game text that's a blend of l337, chatspeak, and LOLcats syntax. Learn about the process of hacking this game and see it in action on an Apple IIc. Learn more at http://melissabarron.net/ or see her similar presentation at Notacon 7 at http://notaconmedia.com/2010media.shtml#schedule
Keywords: KansasFest 2010; Melissa Barron; Apple II; Oregon Trail; game modification
|Magic with Macrosoft - Peter Neubauer|
"Once upon a time, only advanced programmers could achieve machine language speed." Learn how to use Macrosoft, a programming language from the same folks who brought us Nibble Magazine, to write Applesoft-like programs that achieve machine language speed, in this introduction to obtaining, using, and setting up Macrosoft and the companion Assembler. We'll write a small Macrosoft program during the presentation to help you get started writing your own programs...
Keywords: KansasFest; KFest; 2010; Peter Neubauer; Apple; Apple II; assembler; assembly; Nibble; Macrosoft
|How to Use Your Apple II as a Dumb Terminal for Mac OS X - Stavros Karatsoridis|
Ever want to use your Apple II as a terminal for your Macintosh? Stavros Karatsoridis demonstrates what cables, adapters, and software are needed to connect your Apple II to the Terminal application in Mac OS X. Includes an ADTPro tutorial.
Keywords: KansasFest; KFest; 2010; Stavros Karatsoridis; Apple II; ADTPro; serial; terminal; Mac; OS X
|You're Happy If You GNO It - Geoff Weiss|
GNO/ME is an open source UNIX-like extension for the Apple IIgs. Version 2.0.6 was released in 1999 (presented at KFest for the very first time in 2020) and has been often described as a central component to what would be included if GS/OS would have advanced. Topics covered by Geoff Weiss include how it compares with modern UNIX operating systems and what it will take to port code. Video courtesy Ed Eastman.
Keywords: KansasFest; KFest; 2010; Geoff Weiss; GNO/ME; GNO; Apple II; Unix
|iPhone 4.0 and iPad - Rob Walch|
In April, Apple released the iPad, a tablet computer compatible with the iPhone's App Store. In June, the iPhone and iPod Touch received the iOS 4 firmware upgrade. Rob Walch of the Today in iOS (formerly Today in iPhone) podcast, brings us both these devices with tips, tricks, and critiques of Apple's new mobile hardware and software. The slides Rob used are available for download at http://www.kansasfest.org/downloads/
Keywords: KansasFest; 2010; KFest; Rob Walch; iOS; iPad; iPhone; Apple; tablet; mobile
|KansasFest's Bite The Bag 2010|
"Bite the Bag" is a party game that is also a KansasFest tradition. Long absent from our convention, Geoff Weiss gave this game its Rockhurst debut when he put it on the KansasFest 2010 schedule. Many dared and many fell in this battle of balance.
Keywords: KansasFest; 2010; KFest; party; bag; Bite the Bag; grocery; competition; contest
|Suck free from a distance - Ryan Suenaga|
Creator of the popular 'FishNDA', Ryan Suenaga proves that he doesn't suck by delivering this precorded video to KansasFest 2010, in which he announces the development of a send-only email NDA for the Apple IIGS, codenamed Melissa and officially named Emily II.
Keywords: KansasFest; KFest; 2010; Ryan Suenaga; Apple; Apple IIGS; email; Melissa; Emily; NDA; SMTP; client
|Optimizing Algorithms in Applesoft BASIC - Wayne Arthurton|
Recent experiments with fractal algorithms in pure Applesoft BASIC have revealed methods for optimizing code to achieve acceptable speeds on a 4Mhz IIc Plus. In this session, Wayne Arthurton demonstrates the effects of using and optimizing user-defined functions, vari able reuse, variable allocation order, and other techniques for improving BASIC calculation performance.
Keywords: KansasFest; KFest; 2010; Wayne Arthurton; Apple; Apple II; Applesoft; BASIC; programming; development
|Introducing NuInput - A Superior INPUT - Ivan Drucker|
If you've programmed in Applesoft, then you know that its INPUT command is not very capable. But now you don't need it! NuInput, by Ivan Drucker, is a powerful and flexible replacement for INPUT which makes it easy for any Applesoft programmer to specify maximum entry length and permitted keys, automatically convert lowercase, refuse blank entry, provide an ESCape, and much more! Download your copy at ivanx.com/appleii/
Keywords: KansasFest; KFest; 2010; Ivan Drucker; Apple; Apple II; input; BASIC; NuInput; programming; Applesoft
|Know Your Meme - Ken Gagne|
Thanks to the Internet and social media, cultural artifacts can be disseminated in a distributed fashion faster than ever before. When something attains phenomenon status via viral means, it becomes a meme. But, just like a real virus, memes can quickly die off. What's everyone talking about today that will be gone tomorrow? Ken Gagne demonstrates what a double rainbow means and who your man could smell like...
Keywords: KansasFest; KFest; 2010; Ken Gagne; meme; double rainbow; Old Spice; trend; videos; commercials; parodies
|Retr0Blasting & Restoring A2 Hardware - Tony Diaz|
From a collectors point of view, Tony Diaz covers the aspects of restoring the "new" look to various Apple II related products, and the pros and cons of various methods avail able and show some samples of work done and in addition cover what makes a system "complete" with regards to collect-ability, and what makes it "original" or "Like original".
Keywords: KansasFest; KFest; 2010; Tony Diaz; retroblasting; retrobrite; restoration; beige; age; hardware; yellow
|KansasFest 2009 keynote speech - Mark Simonsen|
Mark Simonsen, former president of Beagle Bros Software, presented the keynote speech at KansasFest, held July 20-25, 2010, at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri. This 21st annual Apple II convention was attended by retrocomputing enthusiasts from across North America, celebrating their favorite creation of Steve Wozniak.
Keywords: Apple II; Beagle Bros; keynote; Kansas City; speech; presentation; KansasFest; KFest; 2010; Mark Simonsen
|Apple's Growing Divide Between Programmers and Users|
The incredibly open nature of the Apple II for development, down to the inclusion of schematics in every box, encouraged a generation of users who were also programmers. By contrast, today we have the walled garden of iPhone OS, where Apple judges all. Between these polar positions is the Macintosh. How have Apple - and Apple users - evolved over the years? Has using computers become more or less creative? What tradeoffs have we made between accessibility and empowerment? How do the Apple II and...
Keywords: KansasFest; 2010; KFest; iPod; iPhone; Apple; iOS; iPad; tablet; SDK; API; programming; development; panel
|Classic Gaming Inspirations, Part Deux - Ken Gagne|
The Apple II was a fantastic gaming machine. You may not have daily access to this vintage hardware, but many of its best entertainment titles have been remade for the Macintosh. Ken Gagne revisits classics like Arkanoid, Ultima, and Dark Castle in this session that showcases the best of new and old. Find links to the games and YouTube videos shown here at http://wp.me/pBeOH-1x
Keywords: KansasFest; KFest; 2010; Ken Gagne; Arkanoid; Dark Castle; Ultima; games; gaming
|Introducing Slammer: A New Way of Using Machine Language from Applesoft - Ivan Drucker|
Wouldn't it be great if you could put whatever machine language you wanted into a standard Applesoft program with practically no performance, dependency, or stability issues? With Ivan Drucker's Slammer, you can! Slammer is a new method for installing and executing machine language routines, at machine language speed, using 100% legal Applesoft. This presentation introduces Slammer, explains how to use it, and describes the unusual and extreme machine language programming behind its development...
Keywords: KansasFest; KFest; 2010; Ivan Drucker; Appke; Apple II; assembly; programming; development; machine language; Applesoft; BASIC